Annai Vailankanni Arts and Science College, Thanjavur.

Department of Zoology


The Department of Zoology is a fostering land for an individual’s progress and to inculcate fraternal strength for effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.

To motivate eco-friendly activity to the students.

To create awareness of the basics and modern concepts of Zoology.

To inculcate good laboratory practices to students and to train them about scientific handling of instruments


"The purposeful learning blossoms with the creative mind; when the creativity blossoms thinking emanates and the knowledge are fully lit."

To develop the student to appreciate nature.

To impart knowledge and skills in zoological science.

To give basic knowledge of various branches of Zoology and General Biology.

To make students with responsibilities towards society and achieve relevance of their studies for the betterment of mankind.

To inspire students to reach the frontiers of Biological Sciences.

To provide an opportunity for the first generation learners to get a basic understanding of Animal Science and prepare them for either higher studies or self-employment.

To train the students by impart knowledge on various bio-technological methods to improve socio-economic level of rural population

“Zoology-its like magic; but real"- Lab to the Society”.


The Zoology Department of our College was established in the year 2018. The department was well developed and highly established laboratory with different types of models, specimens, charts, permanent slides, microscope, and equipment’s present. Department of Zoology established an association i.e. Gene association for the improvement and motivate the students and guidance to the student about different types of activities like working model preparation, vermicompost, chart preparation ect.,.

Program Educational Objective

To provide quality education in a branch of Biological sciences i.e Zoology with different specializations.

Program outcomes

Acquire knowledge on the various aspects of life sciences, cell biology, genetics, taxonomy, physiology, applied zoology, general  embryology and public health,Genetics, Applied Zoology, Biological techniques, Toxicology, Entomology, Sericulture, Biochemistry, microtomy and to understand good laboratory practices and safetyexperimental techniques and methods Recognize the scientific facts behind natural phenomena.

# Name of the Programme Student Intake
1 Bachelor of Science 40

Passed out students:
1 B.Sc (2018-2021) 17 05 12

Student Strength:
1 I B.Sc (2020-2023) 13 07 06
2 II B.Sc (2019-2022) 19 06 13
3 III B.Sc (2018-2021) 19 03 19
The Compound Light Microscope
This is a high power light microscope with multiple lenses i.e. the objective lens is compounded (by the eyepiece lens (typically 10x) to obtain a high magnification. This microscope has multiple use in biological laboratories. Learners can observe biological slides or thinly cut sections of any object by this tool. Histological slides, bacteria, protozoa etc. can be studied under this microscope


This tool is useful to separate different components of any solution based on their molecular size, weight and concentration. This machine puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis (spins it in circle), applying a force perpendicular to the axis of spin (outward) that can be very strong. This equipment works on the basis of sedimentation principle. Putting the object in centrifuge tubes, the machine can be set to centrifuge at required rate. This tool has a wide application in biological laboratories to differentiate different components of the tissue, cell etc. biochemical components with different molecular weights can also be differentiae via this machine.

pH Meter

This instrument is used to measure the hydrogen-ion activity in water-based solutions, indicating its acidity or alkalinity expressed as pH. Electric potential between a pH electrode and a reference electrode is measured to detect the pH of any solution and so the pH meter is sometimes referred to as potential pH meter. The voltage between the two electrodes converted into pH values and displayed. This instrument is very common in use in the biological and chemical laboratories to prepare different chemicals, reagents, buffers with specific pH.

Dr. P. Sangeetha

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Head & Assistant Professor of Zoology
Since: 02-05-2018
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Dr. K. Dass

M.Sc.,B.Ed., M.Sc (Psy) M.Phil., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Zoology
Since: 02-05-2018
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Dr. S. Sujitha

M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Zoology
Since: 15-09-2020
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